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Sep 19, 2012 8:00pm EDT
of commerce along with heads of other departments and agencies to produce a report on enhancing the competitiveness of the united states and attracting foreign direct investment and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the the gentlewoman from california, mrs. bono mack, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. barrow, each will control 20 minutes. mrs. bono: -- mrs. bono mack: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. bono mack: i rise today in strong support of h.r. 5910, the global investment in american jobs act of 2012. this legislation directs the department of commerce, in coordination with the heads of other relative federal departments, to produce an interagency report on enhancing the competitiveness of the united states in enhancing foreign direct investments. this is a common sense, bipartisan approach to creating new jobs in america. i'd like to thank my colleagues, mr. told, mr. peters, m
Sep 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
want them to get their pay. when the u.s. chamber of commerce agreed -- i will not give an early christmas to go in to businesses and make sure they all regulate our businesses and kill jobs. i agree with the globe. >> this was equal pay for equal work and senator brown voted against it. let's be clear about the language of the blunt amendment. it does not talk about a religious exemption. it talks about any moral objection. it talks about insurance companies. i do not think that is what senator can be fought for. it is inappropriate for senator brown to characterize senator kennedy's work in that way. senator kennedy fought for women to have a full range of health- care services. >> we are both pro-choice. we both support roe v. wade. she is wrong. i will make sure the catholics are not pitted against their faith. on the women's rise in terms of their pay, we have laws on the books,lillie ledbetter is already in effect. anyone who feels they are discriminated against can bring positive action. the boston chamber of commerce -- chamber of commerce -- i agree with them. i will not
Sep 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, making certain that our infrastructure is strong and able to move our situation of a comeback, commerce requires the shipping of freight. it needs the infrastructure, our communities require that our investment in infrastructure otherwise they go it the way of a property tax or less progressive tax structure. so we know what needs to be done and the denial here by the do-nothing republican congress is not acceptable. it's painful. it's immoral. it's insensitive, it's un-american. to put partisanship ahead of partnership is unacceptable. we know that the american spirit requires better than that. and so we need to respond to america's working families. we need to respond to the hope that ought to be delivered to the doorstep of families across this great nation. our history is replete with investment, investment to take us to new ages, new elements of success, new impacts on the world scene. you know, earlier i had spoken of the mill towns that became epicenters of invention. it was their product delivery coming out of the mill towns, coming out of those 24-hour- a-day operations, not in
Sep 12, 2012 8:00pm EDT
of the little people who work at the embassy, people who keep the commercial commerce office open, the people doing the wonderful work with n.g.o.'s to show them how to work, to build a free and new kind of society and also to the foreign nationals who work in you are eassy. so we think about you. i say to the leadership of those countries again, call for calm, call for tolerance. but i say to my colleagues here, we've got to call for calm and tolerance right in this institution. we've got to really support our men and women in the state department, our men and women in the milary, all who serve overseas are representatives of united states of america, whether you are the peace corps or the marine corps, whether you are the foreign service or the commercial svice or whatever, you're in the service of the united states of america, promoting our values trying to help promote democracy and also trying to have economic and strategic cooperation. i thank our foreign service staff, many of them live in maryland. but that's not the point. ey live in the united states of america. and so i say to all
Sep 19, 2012 1:00am EDT
goods. i know they want to be a responsible partner in the world of trade and commerce, and they are going to have to understand, they can't take away jobs on an unfair basis. number three, we have got to make sure our workers have the skills that they need for today, and that our kids are getting an education that will allow them to compete tomorrow. that means it is time for us to put the kids, and their parents, and the teachers first and the teachers union behind. its interests are very different. [applause] number four, let me mention for a moment, you are not going to have entrepreneurs risk their life savings to start a business in america or big corporations decide to expand in america if they think we're on the road to greece. anded president has put us on that road. these trillion dwhrar deficits take us inexirably to a point where we have a crisis. i will cut fiscal spending. i will cap it. we will finally get america on track to a balanced budget. that will help restore jobs. [applause] number five, we have to champion small business. entrepreneurs, innovato
Sep 20, 2012 1:00am EDT
to be a responsible partner in a row of trade and commerce and have to understand they cannot take away jobs. >> he made money investing in companies that operated from here and went to china. pioneers. you cannot stand up to china. when all you have done is give them our jobs. >> watch and engage with c-span. as the campaign moves towards november. the first debate on domestic issues will take place october 3. audience members will get their chance to ask questions in a town hall debate on tuesday october 16. any final debate on the 22nd. wash the single vice- presidential debate on october 11. but our coverage on c-span, and online at the nominee to be u.s. ambassador to iraq -- as anti- american protests continue in the arab world. stephen beecroft has been serving since july 2011. this is one hour 15 minutes. >> thank you all. i apologize to everyone that we are running a little late. even though it appears there is a lot going on. i am sorry for the competing process. i want to thank everyone for coming. i am very, very pleased to welcome stephen beecroft, who is a career foreign s
Sep 18, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. there is a great interest on commerce, freedom of navigation, and it is just good for the united states to get back to the pacific. we will be a part of it. i am excited for that. >> let me ask you a couple of follow-up questions. you mentioned megacities and there is some work going on here at the a bennett council on long-range trends. shows the urbanization trends we have seen are going to its telerate. we're talking about 60% of the world's population in cities by 2030. 70% by two dozen 40. -- buy 2040. -- by 2040. the future of the world will be in the cities. for good or not. while still paying attention to some of the near-term training priorities your focus on. >> if you take a look of the population growth, and the talk about 15 to 28. the truth is over 75% of the world's largest cities are within about 100 kilometers, 62 miles from the coast line. the map that around world, all round europe. -- if you map that all run the world, all round asia, you would see the bulk of the population is centered along. that makes a naval forces, and i am prejudiced here, and ust marie de tocqueville, but
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)